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Iowa State to take on Minnesota State on Sunday

AMES – Iowa State will play its only public exhibition game of the season on Sunday (Nov. 4), playing host to Minnesota State. The game will be shown exclusively on Cyclones.tv.

Iowa State played host to Nebraska last Sunday in a closed scrimmage in one of its two exhibition dates on the year.

This marks the fourth time in school history where Iowa State used a closed scrimmage as one of its exhibitions. ISU scrimmaged Creighton (2008), Bradley (2010) and Nebraska (2011).

Senior Chris Babb, who started all 34 games last year, will sit out Sunday’s exhibition vs. Minnesota State and will miss the first two regular-season games due to a violation of team rules.

Iowa State is 44-4 in exhibition games dating back to the 1983-84 season. The last time ISU lost an exhibition game was in 2005-06 when it fell to EA Sports, 64-57.

Minnesota State head coach Matt Margenthaler played two seasons at Iowa State (1986-87 and 1987-88) before transferring to Western Illinois.

Iowa State was picked to finish eighth in the preseason Big 12 Coaches Poll. ISU did not have any players make the preseason All-Big 12 team.

Iowa State has nine players available for the first time on Sunday, including two transfers (Korie Lucious and Will Clyburn) and six freshmen (Georges Niang, Naz Long, Nkereuwem Okoro, Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Aaron Law and Cameron Fowler).

Iowa State has six seniors on its roster, including five fifth-year seniors (Anthony Booker, Will Clyburn, Korie Lucious, Chris Babb and Austin McBeth).

10. Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg is 39-27 entering his third season leading his alma mater. Hoiberg was named the 2012 Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year after directing the Cyclones to a 23-11 overall record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005 last season.

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